At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

VIP Project Engineer

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 4847

Requisition Number: R4571

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.


Primary focus will be to execute cost reduction Value Improvement Process (VIP) projects supporting the implementation of Connected Vehicle opportunities. These VIP projects will require the individual to lead, direct and monitor design and development work from concept to production to achieve product objectives within a specified time schedule. Close alignment with the new product development, subject matter engineering, manufacturing, and sourcing teams is required.


Identify, lead, and implement VIP cost savings by working cross functionally with the engineering, purchasing and manufacturing teams. Integration of those VIP savings must align with existing projects and have the approval of those project teams. Any change must meet the quality, durability, performance and reliability requirements of the original parts/subsystem.

Direct the programs using the Polaris Development Process (PDP), ensuring that all requirements are clearly defined, documented, and achieved.

Manage the team to develop innovative approaches, breakthrough technologies, and improved processes. Collaborate with suppliers to use their design expertise where appropriate.

Monitor and manage the manufacturing, quality, and purchasing resources and activities on the team, to provide seamless coordination and issue resolution between all team members.

Participate in field development testing as required; analyzes field problems and recommends possible solutions.

Assist functional managers to plan budgets and manpower forecasts.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelors Degree or higher in Engineering, Engineering Technology (Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer) or Computer Science.

Experience in design and/or implementation of controls, especially related to vehicle controls/diagnostics/communication desired.

Ability to troubleshoot complex electrical systems and consumer wireless electronic devices.

Experience with data mining/visualization/predictive modeling tools: SQL, Power BI, R, Python, Alteryx

Familiarity with digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, CAN networking tools, data loggers, and other electrical diagnostic tools

Proven analytical skills with outstanding written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated results establishing or executing on product vision and road maps that led to successful business value

Benchmarks competitive design/processes/materials and function.


Strong leadership skills and ability. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence others. Demonstrated ability to form business inter-relationships with supporting managers, leaders, and staff.

Excellent project planning, organizing, and administrative skills. Understands how program objectives, tools, and resources relate cross-functionally.

Riding experience and/or interest in Recreational Vehicles.

Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.

Microsoft software including Excel, Project, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint


Fast paced office and manufacturing environment

Up to 25% travel may be associated with this role

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: VIP Project Engineer

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